Lower Extremity Involvement of a Primarily Intracranial Hydatid Cyst: A Case Report

Altinel F., Tuncel D., Ozturk A., AÇIKALIN M. F.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.39, sa.3, ss.589-593, 2014 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.589-593


Hydatid Cyst is a parasitic disease. The host is usually the intestine of dog. Hydatid cyst is caused by water and food contaminated with parasites' larva. Primary intracranial cyst hydatids are rare. Approximately 75% of intracranial cyst hydatids are encountered in children. We report a pediatric case with intracerebral hydatid cyst occuring with a lower extremity involvement 5 months after the surgery with clinical, radiological and histopathological features.